20% project–Blog reflection–Social Media (March 7th)

Social media used in my 20% project include– personal blogs, you tube video, linkedin, pinterest.

Personal blogs are the best, because they allow for someone’s personal reflection of real experiences teachers may have on flip learning. Their blogs are usually targeted to parents, administrators or anyone who is confused on the topic. They usually incorporate documents as examples as well as videos. The unique thing about personal blogs is that they include comments that people visiting the blog may have on the topic, accompanied by a careful and thoughtful response from the blogger.

Youtube might be used to get a general idea of flip learning and introducing the topic.

Linkedin and pinterest may be used for links of articles that have often been re-pinned, so that individuals reading the blog might associate with something they have briefly seen or heard about, or use this as a base,  and then I can go into more depth about the topic.

I probably will not ask other to comment on my blog, or blogging on other, because my blog will be a combination of information put together, lacking the “real” experience.


concept map-picture 2-visual literacy

This is usually given to students to see the big picture of a chapter/concept. It helps the understand how things are interconnected and related. It’s a great visual to bring clarity and understanding.

Visual Literacy

    •  Visual literacy important in 21st century teaching and learning?
    • Visual literacy is important in the 21 teaching and learning because it has become part of our culture. Watching and liking a video on youtube is way to which we can all relate and connect. Youtube video are watched by millions and it only makes sense to connect to the students through these means as wells as others. I think that visual literacy is important but should not replace textbooks and readings, they must always be the primary source of information and then visual pictures or videos illustrate the readings and information.Students retain 50 % of what they hear and see , and depends the children’s learning of texts.
    • Visual literacy is so common in our daily lives…Can you give some examples?
    • Examples of visual literacy include youtube, images, or even concept maps and diagrams that can be recreated using technology such as glogster.
    • As a 21st century learner and future teacher, how would you help yourself or others to develop visual literacy? I would research or even ask my students how they prefer have the material given, through video, images…
    • Do you think keeping this blog with different visual representations is challenging? Why or why not? Not at all, I usually picture things before I explain them, pictures help reinforce my ideas.
    • When having a lot of information I usually categorize and organize visually my note, with color coordination. This helps with understanding and memorization.
  • I usually use Venn diagrams or concept maps to develop/compare and understand my material and ideas. Everything is usually color coordinated ( names one color, other topic other color). When taking the test this diagram is what I visualize and remember.